Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe’s $500 Million Acquisition of Absorb

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Absorb’s Founder and CEO Michael Owens in connection with the transaction, while Choate represented Absorb Software.

On April, 20, 2021, Absorb Software, a learning technology company based in Calgary, announced its US$500 million acquisition by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. The funding from the acquisition will allow Absorb to accelerate its growth through investments in product innovation and other strategic mergers and acquisitions.

Absorb’s learning management system technology helps organizations train, retain, and manage employees and external stakeholders.

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, also referred to as Welsh Carson, is a private equity firm.

The Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt team consisted of Chad Bayne (Picture), Justin Dharamdial, Dov Begun (Emerging High Growth & Companies) and Damian Rigolo (Employment & Labour).

Choate represented Absorb Software with a team which included Rees M. Hawkins, Partner, John Marshall Chambers, Principal, Dana W. Spigelman, Senior Associate, Kevin J. Connolly, Associate.

Involved fees earner: Kevin Connolly – Choate; Rees Hawkins – Choate; John Marshall Chambers – Choate; Dana Spigelman – Choate; Chad Bayne – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Dov Begun – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Justin Dharamdial – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Damian Rigolo – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt;

Law Firms: Choate; Osler Hoskin & Harcourt;

Clients: Absorb Software Inc.; Owens Michael;

Author: Martina Bellini